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The Japan Times Daisuke Kikuchi

Isao Tomita, the synthesizer pioneer who composed the score for Tezuka Osamu's anime "Kimba the White Lion" and NHK drama "Hana no Shogai," died of heart failure Thursday at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital.

GoBoiano Media Lana Kim

Lana Kim, Sponsored by Sentai Filmworks I fell in love with anime when I first watched Mobile Suit Gundam then I discovered the world of Asian animation which has consumed all my free time since. I'm a liberal arts major that somehow got sucked in...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Believe it or not, Tiger & Bunny is five years old. The superhero anime debuted on April 3rd, 2011. Bandai's MegaHouse brand and their "Buddy Project" is celebrating with a series of Palmate Extra 15cm non-scale figures starting with Kotetsu T.

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

There is such a thing as being too courteous, and an online survey ranked the 25 most common examples of just that in Japan. Japan is legendary for its adherence to etiquette, formality and customer service.

Siliconera Casey

By Casey . May 8, 2016 . 3:30pm King of Fighters XIV will release for the PlayStation 4 this summer, yet some have expressed their worry regarding the way the game appears to play, noting that it appears markedly slower than previous installations...

If you're hoping for something truly unique in the world of anime this summer, look no further than the latest from animator Takashi Taniguchi. Onara Goro is a short-form TV anime that centers on an anthropomorphic fart, and it's set to air on KBC...

ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

Yayaoi Ogawa's popular manga Kimi wa Petto which sold 4. 2 million copies will be getting a new live action drama after 13 years. Noriko Iriyama (Peter no Soretsu, Akahana no Sensei) stars as Sumire Iwaya, a highly educated and beautiful career wo...

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Megumi Igarashi TOKYO (TR) - The Tokyo District Court on Monday handed down a fine to a female artist on trial for art works of her genitalia deemed "obscene," reports Nikkan Sports (May 9). Presiding judge Mihoko Tanabe fined Megumi Igarashi 400,...

With billions of people living on the surface of this planet, I like to think there are many who could be considered heroes in the eyes of at least some other people. Some might admire the goals achieved by their family members, some might admire ...

AFA Channel! freakpool

KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! is one of the biggest surprises from last season (that is not titled ERASED), as Studio DEEN's comedy-fantasy anime exceeded expectations, as the anime made people laugh out loud with the main cast...

The filming for the 2017 Power Rangers film still continues, and what makes it interesting is an Easter Egg that fans are surprised to see. Seen below is an image coming from the film's set, which features a road sign that says "Reefside".

NisiOisiN's official website announced that his debut work, Zaregoto series will receive an anime adaption! NisiOsiN is most well-known for Monogatari series such as Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Kizumonogatari and so on.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

It is confirmed today that the 20th Detective Conan film, Meitantei Conan: Jyunkoku no Nightmare/Detective Conan: Pure Black Nightmare has earned an impressive 5. 057 billion yen on 3,982,700 admissions only in 23 days since its release in Japan o...

Ever eventful time lapse anime Re:Zero has once again attempted to make things right, unfortunately exposing some pretty heavy truths that will no doubt have numerous viewers emotionally crushed, should the worst possible scenario take place.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Down the Street. Matsudo, northern Chiba Prefecture. By Ryan Flagg. JPGs is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you're a photographer and have images you want to share, drop us a line!

'武蔵でピンチ! ' (Musashi de Pinchi! ) "Pinched by the Musashi! " I suppose it's commendable that Hai-Furi tries to do a bit of everything. A bit of cute girls doing cute things, a bit of fanservice, a bit of action, a bit of drama-the appeal of the sho...

ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

KAT-TUN's Kazuya Kamenashi will be the starring in his first romantic movie "P to JK" (Police & Joshi Kousei). The live action adaptation will be released in spring next year. Co- starring with him is actress Tsuchiya Tao.

'猛れクソナード' (Takere Kusonaudo) "Rage, You Damn Nerd! " Out of the pan and into the fire. Kacchan's fire. An [Un]necessary Subterfuge There were two ways Aizawa-sensei's test could have ended: either Izuku wasn't last, or he was last and didn't get e...

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Bessatsu Shounen Magazine has made a few very important announcements regarding the upcoming The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance TV anime, and they revealed that the anime's premiere episode is set to air on July 3, 2016.

'使い魔の活用法' (Tsukaima no Katsuyouhou) "How To Use Your Familiar" After about a month of Flying Witch, I've come to realize that you can find charm everywhere in this show so long as you keep an eye out. Chinatsu's Adventures With half of the episode...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Sunday has landed and there's a really solid slate of shows to help get you through the back half of your weekend. Crunchyroll runs with some short-form fun with Pan de Peace! and Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro while also bringing out the latest RE: Zero epi...

Honestly, I don't have too much to say about this episode, but the fact that David Productions did great adapting the five chapters into one episode! I forgot how short the introduction to Echoes was. (Note: Translations always make it "Reverb", b...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Japanese toy/figure company Volks is now holding a "Girls und Panzer" miniature model contest on the seventh floor of its Akihabara Hobby Paradise building in Tokyo. This is the first official contest by amateur model builders for the anime franch...

ARAMA! JAPAN Reileen

Actress Rinko Kikuchi (35) is 5 months pregnant with her first child. His husband, actor Shota Sometani (23) announced the news through his official website with a joint statement. This time as a married couple, we are bestowed with a new life.

Anime Expo celebrates 25th event with unprecedented online resource portal Santa Ana, CA - (May 6, 2016) The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) will debut the Youth Protection Program in time for the 2016 Anime Expo, running fr...

Siliconera Sato

Experience recently announced that Stranger of Sword City is getting an updated version as part of its first title for their 10th anniversary celebration. Here's a look at its first trailer. The updated version will add new classes with the "Clock...

Scandalous MMORPG Tera Online has formed a collaboration with Sanrio's legendary Hello Kitty franchise, apparently earning the seething ire of the western community (according to the like to dislike ratio of the PV) despite other MMOs having simil...

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